Although fans were left hanging a bit after the conclusion of this year’s third season, the followers of President Frank Underwood can rest assured that the story is not yet over.
According to Variety, Netflix has announced that their critically-acclaimed original series “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will return to the streaming service in 2016 in a fourth season. In the third season, Underwood began his scheme to launch toward a successful re-election to the presidency, having vanquished political opposition like the previous, legitimately elected president, as well as opposition within his own party. Previous seasons also saw him murder at least two people in order to ascend to the highest office in the land.
While “House of Cards” continues to be Netflix’s highest profile original series — likely due to the commanding presence of Spacey — we felt after watching the third season that the writing may have pushed the show into a corner. Still, with the fourth season taking place in the year of the next presidential election, where Americans will decide who the successor to Barack Obama will be, the show has also aligned its political calendar with that of the real world’s. Much of the domestic drama will likely come from the Underwood campaign to see Frank actually get elected to the office he inherited from the show’s previous president, who resigned in disgrace.
“House of Cards” is produced by David Fincher, Beau Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies and Michael Dobbs. Willimon serves as showrunner, and both Spacey and Robin Wright have been recognized for their dramatic chops in the series by earning best actor and actress awards at the Golden Globes. The new season is expected to shoot this summer, and will likely be released in its entirety in February, 2016.
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